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Golden Campines
2014 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25 or more How Many
GOCC Males $3.22 $2.97 $2.91 $2.46 Sold Out
GOCP Females $5.34 $5.09 $4.94 $4.89 Sold Out
GOCS Straight Run $4.04 $3.79 $3.71 $3.62 Sold Out
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: standard
Class: Continental
Egg Color: white
Egg Size: medium
Egg Production: better
Meat Production: poor
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Heat Tolerance: best
Cold Tolerance: poor
Disposition: better
Weeks to Maturity: 20
Freerange: better
Skin Color: white
Feather Color: red
Comb Type: single
Likely to sit on eggs: not at all likely
Bird Size: small
Exotic: yes
Leg Style: clean
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 6 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 4 lbs
ALBC Priority: critical
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This is a very old and rare breed which originated in Belgium. Golden Campines feature a beautiful combination of lustrous black and golden bay to make the distinctive barred feather pattern. They are rather small and lay white eggs. The chicks are the most highly colored we hatch, showing a bright zigzag pattern of black, brown, and white stripes.
As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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Customer Product Reviews
I have Belgian ancestry, so I ordered two females out of curiosity. One turned out to be a rooster (started crowing at about 7 weeks old). I named him Squeak because of his high pitched squeaky crow. I really enjoyed watching him forage and play with the other birds. He had a pleasant personality and disposition. Unfortunately he was a little too curious and found his way into the dog kennel, where he met his end. I missed him right away. The female (Pippy) is more cautious and shy, but she is a good forager and a quiet bird. I can't wait until she starts laying! I will probably be ordering more next spring.
product review We've had Ziggy, our Golden Campine, for three years this spring. The egg she lays is the white one in the lower left corner (we have a Phoenix, and her egg is the small cream colored egg in the lower right corner). She lays a nice sized egg for a small chicken. She's also got lots of personality.
We received our first Campines almost 9 years ago. I was told they were flighty and nervous. I could not say this was the case. We had such a wonderful experience with ours. They would jump up on top of our shoulders/heads and were very inquisitive. One in particular became the head of the flock and stayed the matriarch until her death late last year at 8 years of age. She was awesome. She looked after everyone and was a great leader. The incumbent has not done as well. They are great foragers and need less supplemental feed. They LAY. Lay, lay, lay. Perfect little white eggs. For years! Do not coop them up. Let them range. Beautiful, friendly birds.
I have a two-year old Golden Campine named Hilda who is just darling. She is little and perky and has a starlike comb and twinkly eyes, and sings in the coop and makes herself little nests in boxes or on the floor. We love listening to her singing! Her sister Greta is much more adventurous and found outdoors all the time. She visited the elementary school in a cage and charmed the children.
My Golden Campine hen is one of my favorite in my flock. For a relatively small bird it holds up very well against my heavier hen varieties. She is nothing to take care of and regularly lays a nice size egg. I thought she would be a "flighty" bird she is cautious but not "flighty".